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    where can i get a peltier power supply?

    I want to get a cheap power supply for my peltier. I have already seen the ones at sites such at dangerden that cost around $100 but I don't want to spend that much for it(no more +-$50. I also don wanna combine 2 power supplies for this matter, i just want something that i can plug into the outlet and hook the 2 wires up and switch it on. I know i sound a little picky, but ne of u guys know where to get one? Oh yeh, i have a 226Watt peltier taht needs around 24 amps, and around 15 volts, i bought it off dangerden.

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    I wouldnt take any chances with a 226Watt TEC or any TEC for that matter. Just go with watercooling if you dont want to spend the cash for the pelt and do it right the first time.

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    Becooling has a nice one for around $69

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    yeah becooling is the cheapest Ive seen a new one. You might also be able to get a used one off ebay for a little cheaper but you will have to hunt around for one.

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    This begs another newb question...

    What do you look for in a power supply to ensure it will reliably provide the juice for a peltier?

    Typical situation... If I want to use a 226 watt peltier, what specifications should I request? How many amps? I'm assuming 12 volts. The reason I ask is because I'm currently working at an electronics' refurbishing company and they have more power supplies, occiliscopes(sp), network analzers (etc) than I've ever seen =p. I would want to find the smallest power supply available, but I don't want to skimp on the power.
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    Originally posted by vonkaar
    This begs another newb question...

    What do you look for in a power supply to ensure it will reliably provide the juice for a peltier?

    Typical situation... If I want to use a 226 watt peltier, what specifications should I request? How many amps? I'm assuming 12 volts. The reason I ask is because I'm currently working at an electronics' refurbishing company and they have more power supplies, occiliscopes(sp), network analzers (etc) than I've ever seen =p. I would want to find the smallest power supply available, but I don't want to skimp on the power.
    If it is running on 12 volts, the power supply would need to be able to supply 226 / 12 = 19 amps on its 12 volt rail.

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    And most Peltiers *are* 12-volts... right? Wow... I never thought about that. That's a hella lot of amps =/.
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    haha, ok... best get my post count up then =p. Thanks much.
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    Pelts draw a bunch of juice and a 226w peltier is a biggie! I got that one 226w potted pelt and just got the meanwell power supply for it. fits in a empy bay inside and was easy to install. got it thru dangerden. will post all results here for everyone, unless I blow up, then I will just hide quietly in the shadow and grieve. lol naw... I'd tell ya that too. Can't be to embarrassed bout that... I tore thru 2 perfectly good vid cards with my volt mod (insane too!) buddy Rad Man. He'd volt mod his mama if he thought he could! lol

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    check the specs on those TEC's I doubt they are 12 volt, prolly 15 or more
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